Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) has consistently topped the Esports charts for everything from active player count, total hours watched and overall prize winnings ever since its release a decade ago. With so much interest and stacked competition, having the edge when it comes to the equipment players hop into the server with has become almost as crucial as the skill they have at their fingertips.
CS:GO is a game where communication and map awareness is so often the key factor behind a won round and a lost one, with noise playing a huge part in that. What we’re getting at is, from players’ footsteps, bits of utility being deployed, to clearly being able to communicate with teammates, having a good headset is crucial. Fret not though, we have you covered with Gamelevate’s top CS:GO headsets every noob needs to start climbing the competitive ladder.
RAZER BlackShark V2 Gaming Headset
Razer has been providing gamers with state-of-the-art equipment for over twenty years, and their headsets have become known as some of the best on the market when it comes to competitive play. The company has supplied equipment to teams ranging from Cloud9, Heroic, FURIA, NiP, and Team Liquid, with the likes of nitr0, Brollan, device, and arT all using Razer equipment.
The Razer BlackShark V2 Gaming Headset is undoubtedly the best in class when it comes to competitive CS:GO. Combining comfort with an immersive, surround experience, the BlackShark V2 specializes in canceling background noise and ensuring players can hear every footstep on the map with the Ambient Noise Reduction function.
Complete with a USB sound card, the BlackShark also allows players to maximize their communication in the server with features like Mic Boost and Mic Equalizer, ensuring they are playing like all the pros listed above right from the opening pistol rounds.
Turtle Beach Elite Pro 2 Pro Performance Gaming Headset
Turtle Beach has been a consistent pioneer in the competitive gaming scene ever since its founding back in 1995. The New York-based company established itself as the early trailblazers in the headset industry and continues to be a recognizable face with their CS:GO headsets to this day.
What makes Turtle Beach such a unique commodity to gamers are the personalized and innovative quirks their products have, namely their compatibility with mobile devices which make them extremely popular with more casual players.
Our pick for CS:GO players in the current Turtle Beach range is the Elite Pro 2 Pro Performance Gaming Headset.
There are three major three features that come with the Elite Pro 2 Pro that help make it such a popular pick for the budding CS:GO pro: 50mm Nanoclear™ Drivers, TruSpeak™ noise-cancelling (removable!) microphone, and Aerofit™ cooling-gel infused ear cushions.
The combination of parts built for the competitive server and a host of features for when players log off gives the Pro 2 Pro a balance few others can boast about possessing.
Fnatic REACT+ Esports Performance Gaming Headset
Few organizations can claim to have the legacy in the world of Counter-Strike as Fnatic. The org has housed teams that have won three Major Championships, sat at the summit of the world rankings, and produced some of the most spellbinding performances in the server CS:GO fans have ever seen; all of which make their apparel some of the most coveted in the Esports world.
Fnatic’s REACT headset is a perfectly viable choice for the budding CS:GO pro, but the REACT+ gives them the opportunity to elevate their game even further.
Made with premium Protein Leather and Velour Earpads, it is one of the best options on the market when it comes to grinding for long sessions in the server, and comes with a variety of features Fnatic pro players have had a hand in designing.
Equipped with an advanced USB 7.1 sound card and surround sound, the REACT+ is a game-changer when it comes to immersing in the game and gaining the edge through audio. It is one of the most groundbreaking products for picking up every footstep, bit of utility, and shot fired, whilst also ensuring players are delivering crystal-clear comms every single round
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